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Table 4 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of participants without suicidal ideation at the baseline and participants with suicidal ideation at the baseline

From: Suicidal ideation during treatment of depression with escitalopram and nortriptyline in Genome-Based Therapeutic Drugs for Depression (GENDEP): a clinical trial

   No suicidal ideation Suicidal ideation
   Escitalopram (n = 196) Nortriptyline (n = 127) Escitalopram (n = 254) Nortriptyline (n = 219)
   n % n % n % n %
Gender Female 121 62 84 66 156 61 143 65
Marital status Married/cohabiting 102 52 67 67 122 48 115 52
  Separated/divorced 43 22 24 19 55 22 45 21
  Single 48 25 28 22 67 26 50 23
  Widowed 3 2 8 6 10 4 9 4
Children 0 59 30 32 25 77 30 61 28
  1 63 32 46 36 83 33 58 26
  2 61 31 37 29 75 29 81 37
  3+ 13 7 12 9 19 7 19 9
Occupation Full-time work 72 37 38 30 99 39 75 34
  Part-time work 21 11 15 12 29 11 28 13
  Student 12 6 9 7 18 7 11 5
  Homemaker 7 4 7 5 7 3 13 6
  Retired 21 11 21 16 23 9 31 14
  Unemployed 63 32 37 29 78 31 61 28
Number of depressive episodes 1 77 39 29 23 82 32 70 32
  2 105 53 81 64 138 54 119 54
  3+ 14 7 17 13 34 14 30 14
Number of suicide attempts   6 3 13 11 37 16 47 23
   Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean  
Characteristics Age 42.2 11.6 43.8 12.5 43.1 11.8 41.5 11.5
  Education (years) 12.1 2.9 12.1 3.2 12.1 3.3 12.1 3
  Age at onset 33.7 8.7 32 10.3 33 10.6 32.1 9.9
  Duration (weeks) 19.7 11 17.6 11.5 18.8 12.5 19.3 13.9
Baseline severity Observed mood 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 1 0.6 1.1 0.6
  Suicidal score 0.05 0.4 0.05 0.4 1.3 0.5 1.3 0.5
  1. SD = standard deviation.